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DeMaurice Smith: 'The league has run out of excuses'

Deflategate. Ray Rice. Adrian Peterson. Yes, DeMaurice Smith's plate has been plenty full, so we caught up with the NFLPA's executive director to talk Roger Goodell, neutral arbitration and more.

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Dominik: 24 players any team would want

Which NFL players would be coveted by every team if they hit the open market? Mark Dominik makes his list, which includes J.J. Watt and Odell Beckham Jr.

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Dominik: 24 players any team would want

Which NFL players would be coveted by every team if they hit the open market? Mark Dominik makes his list, which includes J.J. Watt and Odell Beckham Jr.

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Smith: ‘The league has run out of excuses’

NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith takes issue with Roger Goodell over his role as arbitrator in the Tom Brady "Deflategate" appeal, as well as perceived double standards in disciplinary measures against players vs. owners. Q&A

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Jets raise Marshall's guaranteed salary

The Jets retooled the contract of WR Brandon Marshall, according to ESPN's Field Yates. The maximum value of his amended pack is $26M over the next three seasons, up from $24.3M, including an additional $1.3M in full guarantees.

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Pats avoiding 'Deflategate' at charity event

Tom Brady and other Patriots players are at the Best Buddies Challenge fundraiser on Saturday. WR Julian Edelman: "We worry about what we can control."

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McClure: Falcons OK without Shembo

It wasn't a given that Prince Shembo would have been impactful this season. Let's not forget that despite showing potential last season, Shembo struggled due to injuries and learning a new position. So even with a lack of depth at LB, Brooks Reed and O'Brien Schofield will help fill the gap. Next-man-up scenario

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Prince Shembo charged in death of dog

Hours after Shembo was charged with allegedly killing his girlfriend's dog, the Falcons cut the linebacker, saying: "We are extremely disappointed that one of our players is involved in something like this. Accordingly, we have decided to waive Prince Shembo." Story

Manziel developing during Browns OTAs

Browns OT Joe Thomas said that Johnny Football will be a starter in the NFL one day. Insider Field Yates said, "Johnny Manziel has to show to his teammates that he has the commitment."

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Rich Cimini @RichCimini

1/2 Re: Brandon Marshall raise: He had other suitors while on trading block. In competitive situation, Jets agreed to sweeten deal. #nyj

Michael Bennett wants new deal

The Seahawks DE wants to stay in Seattle but also wants a new deal, and has been staying away from OTAs as he negotiates for one: "Trying to get the contract right. I'll be there shortly." Bennett is entering the second season of a 4-year, $28.5M deal. (via Seattle Times)

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Ryan to be more mobile in new offense

Falcons QB Matt Ryan, in a new offense for the first time in his career, says there "will be a little bit more running" this season: "Going into season eight, I feel better than I have, more athletic and I'm moving better than I really have."

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Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss

Considering San Diego's football title predates NFL involvement, my city has never really won a championship in anything

Falcons cut Shembo after arrest

Hours after Prince Shembo was charged with allegedly killing his girlfriend's dog, the Falcons cut the linebacker. Vaughn McClure says the team, which has dealt with animal cruelty cases before, was quick to make a move to avoid further distractions.

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Shembo attorney: Death an accident

Former Falcons LB Prince Shembo's attorney Jerry Froelich told reporters today that Shembo was putting the dog in its cage and he kicked it after it bit his hand. "When you're a small dog it doesn't take much with the size he is,'' Froelich said.

Jameis Winston: 'I'm fortunate'

The No. 1 overall pick on his transition to the NFL: "You've got to carry yourself the right way. ... We represent a community. And a community that's filled with kids that want to be us one day."

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